Friday’s Fantastic Find is the chick lit novel “Til St. Patrick’s” Day by Holly Gilliatt.
GENRE: Women’s Fiction/Chick Lit/Romantic elements
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PUBLISHER: Turquoise Morning Press, http://www.turquoisemorningpressbookstore.com/products/til-st-patrick-s-day-by-holly-gilliatt
For three best friends, one winter will change everything.
Chronically optimistic Jayne is surprised she’s still single at twenty-eight. But as always for Jayne, there’s hope. This time his name is Gray—a successful, gorgeous marketing VP that she can’t believe is going out with her. She’s never given up on the belief that the right man for her is out there. Maybe Gray could be the one…if she just works hard enough to make it happen.
Her cynical friend Karen is suspicious of Jayne’s new guy with his model looks and over-inflated ego. She’s concerned for Jayne, but has her own relationship to worry about. Not that anything’s wrong with her boyfriend. He’s actually perfect for her, which is why she’s terrified. Not sure she can ever fully trust a man again, she considers bailing on yet another relationship.
Claudia is always there for her friends, mothering them like the children she craves to have. Happily married, Claudia anxiously awaits the day her husband finally agrees it’s time to start a family.
’Til St. Patrick’s Day is a novel about the depths of friendship and what happens when love doesn’t go according to plan.
Review from Debbie at Literati Book Reviews:
“The development of characters is written in such depth that you feel a deep sense of connection to each of the women. …With the author’s ease of putting words on paper, the story flows through your mind, connecting on a deep emotional level. You will find yourself hoping, gasping, shedding a tear or two and smiling with happiness as the story unfolds.”
Review from Victoria Lawson at BestChickLit.com:
“If you like a good love story, then this should be on your ‘to read’ list. Gilliatt creates characters who you connect with… The reader is placed in the middle of these three women’s lives; you experience their ups, their downs and their own journeys of self-discovery. You genuinely care about what happens to the characters, which is half the battle, and certainly not an easy one! …If you’re a sucker for a love story, then this novel will definitely give you a ‘happily ever after.'”
Review from Angie at Pink Fluffy Hearts:
“Wow did I love this book. From start to finish, I was engaged with the characters and the plot…. Jane, Karen, and Claudia’s stories wove together very nicely, and made me wistful that other books don’t always successfully convince me that the main characters are such close friends. It was a heart-warming story with a satisfying ending even though parts of it made me tear up…. Obviously the main theme of this novel was friendship, but it’s followed very closely by love—and not just romantic love. To anyone who likes to read stories about these themes, you HAVE to read this book. It’s fantastic.”
Review from Catriona Merryweather at Fabulous Book Fiend:
” A wonderful debut novel about changing your perspective when it comes to relationships. I was hooked into this story right from the word go… All three women are written as very strong characters and I’m sure that most readers will be able to identify with at least one of them, if not all of them, as I did… There are several unexpected twists and turns which will keep the reader guessing until the end as to how everything is going to turn out for these women as well as several ‘aww’ moments but make sure you keep the tissues handy as there were a few times I found myself welling up… A fantastic chick-lit novel, fun, identifiable and well worth a read!”
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When she’s not busy daydreaming of someday spending her life writing from a cozy house in the woods, Holly Gilliatt has a hectic life in the suburbs as a wife and mom to three glorious–and crazy–kids. Working full-time selling packaging supplies and equipment in St. Louis, Missouri pays the bills (most months). A hopeless romantic and music addict, she finds time to pursue her passion for writing by avoiding housework. Her biggest ambition is to someday be caught up with the laundry.
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